Diy tutorial upcyling


A DIY tutorial upcycling a tin into a fridge magnet to hold all your pens! (handy)

Who doesn’t love a quick DIY tutorial! I will show you how to turn a tin that you could have thrown out into a handy pen holder magnet!

I tend to keep certain things in case I think if an idea to upcycle it into something different. I love something that would have been discarded into something that looks cool and useful. One of my favourite tins is this mustard tin and on the plus side I have had a real thing for mustard lately! I had this tin in my home studio and I came across the magnets I bought about 3 years ago in Cork Art supplies, I picked them up as I knew that someday I would have a use for it and bingo today was that day! I got the super glue in my local Hardware shop in Clonmel called Bob Fitzgeralds, they were doing a demonstration on how super the super glue was by cutting an elastic band in half and then using this glue to stick it back together and the elastic band was perfect again! I was sold.

So here is your quick DIY tutorial, if your tin is larger you will more that likely need more magnets on the back so it doesn’t slide down your fridge when you out a pen in !!


What you will need:

  • An old tin
  • Superglue
  • Magnets
  • Enthusiasm

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Add a dab of glue onto the back of each magnet.

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After gluing place the magnets with glue side down onto your tin. (be careful not to touch the glue)

finished piece

Leave to dry fully, and place it on your fridge and be the envy of all your friends and never look for a pen in your kitchen again!!


2 Comments on Diy tutorial upcyling

    • kylelane
      08/04/2015 at 12:45 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you, Sarah!


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